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Definition of Conation

Conation

  1. The power or act which directs or impels to effort of any kind, whether muscular or psychical.

Conation Quotations

For psychological purposes the most important differences in conation are those in virtue of which the object is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought.
Samuel Alexander

It is more difficult to designate this form of conation on its practical side by a satisfactory name.
Samuel Alexander

But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value.
Samuel Alexander

Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life.
Samuel Alexander
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